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“ecclectic mix of exhibition”
Review of Casa dos Contos

Casa dos Contos
Ranked #5 of 124 things to do in Ouro Preto
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Mon 2pm-6pm, Tue-Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 10am-4pm
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities
Comblain-au-Pont, Belgium
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108 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“ecclectic mix of exhibition”
Reviewed January 19, 2013

you can see some coins, some paintings, some slave attributes, so all in all quite eccletic, but the building is beautiful and the staircase is a piece of art initself

Visited January 2013
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North Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 519 helpful votes
“Superb restoration, excellent exhibitions and free”
Reviewed January 16, 2013

The building housing this excellent museum is worth a visit on its own but the exhibits on the history of the building as a gold assay office and as a mint are excellent. So too are the guides all of whom speak good English and are very well informed. Views from the belvedere are lovely. The basement exhibition in the slaves quarters is moving and very comprehensive.

Visited January 2013
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Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great!”
Reviewed November 6, 2012

Very nice and free museum to visit in Ouro Preto! It tells the history of the money in Brasil, and how the slavery and gold made the city of Ouro Preto.

Visited November 2012
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Salvador, BA
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103 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Worth the visit!”
Reviewed September 7, 2012

Very good way to know about the history of our money and the recent turbulences we had in our economy history. Besides, on the 3rd floor, you can have a view of the house where the 'Inconfidencia' meetings were held.

Visited August 2012
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,728 helpful votes
“Very informative Museum about brazilian history”
Reviewed July 22, 2012

This is one of the best and most informative museums about brazilian history.

Details concerning slavery, gold exploration and the life style from the XVI to the XIX are very rich and well expleined as well as the way things are disposed all along the pleasant old mansion.

Visited June 2012
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